Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NWIT 127 - Microcomputer Essentials


(G only) CE

An introduction to microcomputer hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components. Students will understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology, practice proper safety procedures, and will effectively interact with customers and peers. In addition, this course prepares students to take the Essential exam for the CompTIA A+ Certificate. Assessment Level(s): AELR 930 /READ 099 . Three hours each week. Formerly NW 127.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Explain, install, and configure microcomputer device components.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain microcomputer device components.
  • Compare and contrast the different Operating Systems and their features.
  • Understand basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices and protocols.
  • Explain the basic principles of security concepts and technologies.
  • Outline the purpose of appropriate safety and environmental procedures and given a scenario apply them.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of communication skills and professionalism in the workplace.


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